Bakari Koné

  • Born: (Abidjan, Ivory Coast)

Bakari Koné is a Ivorian former professional footballer who played as a winger.

Koné made his international debut for the Ivorian national team against Sudan on 5 September 2004.

He was part of the Ivorian team for the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. He scored a vital equaliser against Cameroon in the quarter-final. His team won the penalty shootout 12–11. However, in the final, he was one of two Ivorian players to have his penalty saved as the Ivorians lost to hosts Egypt.

The forward was selected as part of the Ivorian side for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He was given the number 14 shirt, and played his first match for Ivory Coast against the Netherlands on 16 June 2006. He scored his first World Cup goal in that match, where the Ivory Coast lost 2–1.


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